Generate a Google Maps API Key
This article will walk you through creating a Maps Key at Google.
Enter the URL https://console.cloud.google.com in your web browser.
Upon doing so you will immediately be taken to the secure login page as shown in Figure 1.
Enter your Email and click the 'Next' button as shown in Figure 1. Then enter the Password and click the 'Sign in' button.
After your entered credentials have been successfully authenticated, you shall land on the Home Page as shown in Figure 2.
From the 'Project' drop menu, click the sub-menu 'Create project'. Upon doing so a pop-up will appear where you can enter the application name to create the new project as shown in Figure 3.
Once the new project is created, click on the 'API Manager' menu as shown in Figure 4.
Upon doing so, the system will open the application dashboard page as shown in Figure 5.
In order to create a web application, click on the 'OAuth consent screen' as shown in Figure 6 from the credential dashboard.
Fill the 'Product name shown to users' text box as your application name as shown in Figure 7. You may also fill in the other optional fields in this form. Click the 'Save' button in order to save the entered details.
On successful submission of the 'OAuth consent screen', Google console will return to the 'Credentials' page as shown in Figure 8. Now click on the 'Create Credentials' button as shown in Figure 8. Upon doing so, a pop-up menu will appear from where you need to click on OAuth client ID link as shown in Figure 8.
On successful submission, Google console will create 'client ID' and 'client secret' as shown in Figure 10. Store the key with you securely for future reference and use.
Now your API keys are created but it is not enabled. In order to enable your API keys click the menu 'Dashboard' from the credential page as shown in Figure 11.
Click on the 'ENABLE API' link on the application Dashboard as shown in Figure 12.
Upon doing so Google console will enable the API for your web application use and will show the API dashboard as shown in Figure 15.